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Austin, Texas, United States
I'll make you laugh, or break my neck trying. This is usually accomplished with daily bouts of swimming, biking and running. A former "chub-a-holic," I got fit and healthy the good old fashioned way and went from a mid-pack athlete to top age group runner and triathlete. I'm a Writer and USAT Level 1 Certified Triathlon Coach. I guess that makes me part Tina Fey and part Jillian Michaels. Visit my coaching site at www.fomotraining.com

Thursday, August 09, 2007

I've Been Tagged!

I was tagged by my girl Siren:

Goofy crap about me that was also probably on my Match.com profile at one point:

Jobs I’ve Held
*Paper Route Girl
*Swimming Pool “Snack Shack” Employee
*Sales Person at Beauty Supply Store—my Mom was a hairdresser and got me the gig
*Marketing Assistant at Engineering Firm
*Marketing Director for several Radio Stations in Columbus and Austin
*On-Air Personality
*Race Director
*Account Executive for Radio Stations
*Copywriter and Account Manager for Ad Agency

Movies I Can Watch Over & Over
*The Cutting Edge
*When Harry Met Sally
*Whatever Sandra Bullock film they are playing on TNT or Lifetime that I end up watching for no reason

My Guilty Pleasures
*People Magazine and all other trashy mags
* Sergio (my family) Homeade Italian Food including ravioli, spaghetti and meatballs
*Listening to podcasts at work
*Cruising around town on our Vespa
*My new Bike (SOON!!!)
*Regular Massages
*KASHI Go Lean Crunch
*Breakfast Tacos every Saturday Morning
*Our Steam Shower
* Peanut Butter Balance Bars

Places I Have Lived (in order)
*Two Places in Columbus, Ohio
*Four Places in Austin, Texas (not counting the various moves I did last Fall while waiting for our house to be completed)

Shows I Enjoy (AKA What's on my DVR?)
I’m really not much of a TV person and always forget to DVR shows. BUT:
*The Today Show
*The Daily Show
*Various Countdown Shows on VH1 (Top 100 One Hit Wonders and the like...)
*E! True Hollywood Stories
*College Football—one more month!!

Places I Have Been on Vacation
Here are a some recent trips, mostly with Shawn:
*Sonoma and Napa Valley, CA (Vineman 70.3)
*Rosemary Beach, Florida
*Orange County and most of Pacific Coast Highway in CA (Carmel, Monterrey, LA)
*Crested Butte, CO
*Boulder and Estes Park, CO
*Sanibel and Captiva Islands in Florida
*Cozumel, Mexico
*Boston, Maine, New Hampshire (East Coast after the Boston Marathon)
*Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia (Eagleman 70.3)
*Chicago (Chicago Marathon)
*New York (NY Marathon)
*Clearwater, FL (Ironman 70.3 World Championships)
*Columbus, Ohio
*Phoenix/Tempe, AZ (College Football National Championship game)
*Bora Bora, French Polynesia
*Moorea, French Polynesia

Favorite Foods

*KASHI Go Lean Crunch
*Firebowl Café
*Anything that says, “chocolate molten lava”
*Breakfast tacos at MiMadres
*Wom Kim dessert at Hyde Park Grill
*Chilean Sea Bass
*Peanut Butter ANYTHING (but I hate peanuts…go figure)
* Christmas dinners of homeade ravioli and spaghetti

Websites I Visit Daily
*Way too many Tri Blogger sites
*Blogs of my friends
Lots of fluff...

Body Parts I Have Injured
Fortunately (knock on wood), I’ve never broken a bone or had an injury that required surgery, stitches or an overnight stay in a hospital. I’ve been blessed with good health and typical overuse injuries: crunchy knees (God Bless Glucosamine), IT Band, shin splints, sore muscles.

I still have a scar on my arm where I fell during a trail race. That’s just cool.

Awards You’ve Won
Oh man…this is hilarious. A few standouts:

*Winning “Best Personality” in my High School Senior Class (Isn’t that like the “Butt Ugly Award?”)
*Some ridiculous “Employee of the Month” awards that attempted to make me feel better about my paultry salary as a Radio Marketing Director
*7th Grade Spelling Bee that took me to the State Championship where I was promptly knocked out in the beginning round by some mensa card-carrying Indian kid.
*This isn’t an award, but I was cast as “Annie” my Senior Year in the play. It is definitely a hard knock life.
*Some Field Hockey Award where I was selected to play on the Regional team for a game.
*I was never Homecoming Queen, but my friend Lynn and I DROVE the convertible around the track that was carrying the queen!

On to more life-changing awards:
* #2 Overall in a 2003 All-Female Off Road Duathlon. The only person to beat me was a girl that I invited to race with me. Bitch!
* #6 Age 30-34 in 2006 Dallas Marathon
* See other recent hardware acquisitions on the right hand side bar under this year’s race schedule. It’s been a good year fo’ sho
*Getting to become Mrs. Barrett to the coolest dude in the world who makes me giggle and puts up with my crap. (and 5:00am alarm clocks)

Nicknames You’ve Been Called
*Big Mama, Bubba, My Fat Sister Lou Lou and other assorted "fat" names(going back to my youth. Ahh the crappiness of having four older brothers!)
*Carebear (who knew my childhood nickname would foreshadow my married name of Barrett?!?)
*Deb(my little obsession with Debbie Gibson)
*Sop (Coach Gilbert’s pronunciation of my last name)

I know there are more, but I’m drawing a blank!!


Gray said...

I've been formulating a theory in my head that healthy people begin a process of lying to themselves about food.

Prime example. I sat down with a bowl of Kashi cereal recently. It had been a few months since I'd had it and as much as I wanted to enjoy it, once I got to the bottom of the bowl I thought to myself: "this stuff sucks."

Kashi Go Lean Crunch cannot be your favorite food! Give me meatball subs. Give me hawaiian chicken pizza... I wanted to admit I liked that stuff for the longest time. I've finally surrendered! :)

Siren said...

*When Harry Met Sally

OMG, how did I leave those off my list?!

Deb said...

What a great list! I think you should get a side car for the Vespa so you and the man can go out in style!!

Anonymous said...

I'm just glad I influenced the food list - twice!

Thonster Monster

TriBoomer said...

What's with those VH1 Countdown shows? I just can't stay away from them.

I like your list of movies, shows, and fave foods.

Stay tuned...

Carrie said...

Oh--under Jobs--I actually forgot:
Wedding DJ and Stand Up Comic (I've been paid for both! That makes them jobs)